PSI is delighted to welcome Parachute to the Play Safe Network.
Parachute is a national, charitable organization, formed in July 2012, which unites the former organizations of Safe Communities Canada, Safe Kids Canada, SMARTRISK and ThinkFirst Canada into one strong leader in injury prevention. This passionate, unified voice leverages 80 years of combined injury-prevention experience and we cannot be underestimated in our resolve and capacity to effect change. The aim of Parachute is an injury-free Canada. Parachute wants to bring attention to the issue of preventable injury and to help Canadians reduce their risks of injury and enjoy long lives lived to the fullest.
For more information on Parachute's sport and recreation-related programs, concussion and other community safety initiatives please visit: www.parachutecanada.org.
Play Safe Initiative is delighted to welcome the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) to the Play Safe Network.
The CCSA vision is that all people in Canada live in a healthy society free of alcohol- and other drug-related harm. The mission is to provide national leadership and advance solutions to address alcohol- and other drug-related harm. CCSA is currently looking more closely at the relationship between sport and recreation and youth substance use in Canada. A recent systematic review provided some evidence that participation in sport might prevent illicit drug use; however, participation in sports was also found to be associated with increased alcohol use. The research team found a lack of Canadian studies, randomized control studies and research on contextual factors that could have an impact on this relationship. CCSA will share information and research, look for opportunities to collaborate, and seek input from PSI organizations on their various initiatives.
For more information please visit: www.ccsa.ca